Specialty Medication for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s Disease – Fast Facts
1. Approximately 700,000 people in the U.S. have Crohn’s disease.
2. If you have a parent or a sibling that has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, your risk of developing the condition is as high as 20%.
3. There is currently no cure for Crohn’s disease. For now, treatment is aimed at symptom management.
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract (GI). It most commonly affects the colon and the small intestine, but the exact area will vary among individuals.
Symptoms typically start out mild and can worsen over time. It is even possible to experience symptoms outside of the gastrointestinal tract, like pain and swelling of the joints, sores and/or rashes of the skin, and redness and/or irritation of the eyes.
How is Crohn’s Disease Treated?
The goals of Crohn’s disease treatment are to:
- Reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract
- Reduce the risk of flare-ups
- Achieve long-term remission
Treatments for Crohn’s disease may include anti-inflammatory medications, immune system suppressor medications, antibiotics, nutritional supplements, nutrition therapy, surgery, or a combination of two or more of these therapies.
Why Is it Important to Adhere to Crohn’s Disease Treatment?
If not treated properly, or if left untreated, Crohn’s disease may lead to health complications, such as:
- Intestinal blockage
- In some children, untreated Crohn’s disease can cause developmental delay
How Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy Cares for Patients Diagnosed With Crohn’s Disease
Adherence is an important aspect of any treatment plan in order to improve or eliminate symptoms and to achieve overall long-term health benefits. However, complying with treatment instructions can feel overwhelming when a combination of medications is prescribed or when experiencing certain side effects.
At Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy for Crohn’s Disease, we work with you to help you achieve better treatment outcomes so you can live a healthy, happy life.
Explore Our Patient Programs for Crohn’s Disease Treatment
Specialty Pharmacy Delivery
Learn more about Rosemont Specialty’s free and confidential delivery service.
Learn more about Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy patient adherence and clinical management programs.
Learn more about how Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy provides financial assistance to patients.
Rapid Prior Authorization
Our dedicated prior authorization department works with the patient’s insurance company to acquire prior authorization. We have an entire pharmacist-led team dedicated to managing this process from beginning to end. These individuals have the training and specialized knowledge needed to request the right information from you and your staff. Reducing phone tag between the provider, the insurance company, the patient, and your practice freeing up time for your staff to focus on healthcare.
Call 1-877-592-7988 for more information about how Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy can help you manage your diagnosis of Crohn’s disease.
Educational Resources for Crohn’s Disease
If you’d like to learn more about Crohn’s disease, please visit the following websites: